For the KU Astrophysics program, it was an exciting week in Austin at the 219th meeting of the American Astronomical Society. Among two of the many highlights, program alumnus, retired astronaut, and current faculty member Professor Steve Hawley, (BA: Astronomy, Physics 1973), gave an invited talk on the 50-year history of human spaceflight, a talk which ended with a standing ovation from the audience of over 1000 astronomers. At the same meeting, it was announced that Dr. Ron Gilliland, (BA: Astronomy, Math, Physics, 1974) has been awarded the Tinsley Prize for 2012.
Paper of the Week
Search for dark matter in events with a leptoquark and missing transverse momentum in proton-proton collisions at 13 TeV
A.Al-bataineh, P.Baringer, A.Bean, S.Boren, J.Bowen, A.Bylinkin, J.Castle, S.Khali, lA.Kropivnitskaya, D.Majumder, W.Mcbrayer, M.Murray, C.Rogan, S.Sanders, E.Schmitz, J.D.Tapia Takaki, Q.Wang & CMS Collaboration
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